A founding member of Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Dr. Jeffrey L. Visotsky is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty certification in hand surgery. He specializes in hand, elbow and shoulder reconstruction procedures. Dr. Visotsky performs rotator cuff repairs, shoulder instability reconstruction, primary and reverse shoulder replacement, tennis elbow surgery, and all hand procedures, including reconstruction, reimplementation and carpal tunnel surgery.
When medically appropriate, Dr. Visotsky provides advanced treatments including arthroscopy and the use of platelet-rich plasma injections to stimulate tissue healing. In many cases, Dr. Visotsky is able to treat patients successfully using non-surgical methods. His goal is to restore each patient back to the normal function in their activities of daily living and sports.
Dr. Visotsky has been part of the design teams for implants used in shoulder arthroscopy and shoulder replacements. In addition, he is conducting clinical trials evaluating platelet-derived growth factors and primary and reverse shoulder replacement techniques. He is on the medical consulting staff of the Shedd Aquarium and Brookfield Zoo.
Additional Areas of Expertise
Arthroscopic Surgery of Upper Extremity
Pediatric Fracture Care
Trauma of Upper Extremity
Independent Medical Evaluations (IME)
What Patients Should Know About Me
Working and conducting clinical research studies gives me access to innovative techniques years before they’re available to the general public.
University of Chicago Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine
Hand and Upper Extremity Microsurgery
Evanston Northwestern Medical Center
Lutheran General Hospital
Cook County Hospital
Northwestern University Hospital
Children's Memorial Hospital
McGaw Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 1990 to present
Instructor, Physicians Assistant Department, Finch University of Health Sciences, Chicago Medical School, Chicago IL 1997 to present
Special Consultant – Division of Specialized Care for Children, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois Hand and Upper Extremity Care 1999 to present
Clinical Associate of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 1992 to 2000
Consulting Staff and Chief of the Medical Advisory Board, Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, Illinois
1995 to present
“Doc V is the best. He did surgery #10 on my arm and wrist. Had HIS plate in my arm and wrist for over 10 years. If it wasn’t for a drill getting stuck in angle iron they would still be in there. But now I have a couple of cool key chains. You’re the best Doc V. Thanks for all the help and 10 years without a surgery.”
“Dr. V was excellent and he made a stressful – scared of the pain – exam very easy and enjoyable. I would recommend him to anyone.”
“Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky was wonderful. He was patient, kind, understanding, and very thorough. I can’t thank him enough for his knowledge and fabulous personality.”